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Topic: Please remove my email address
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Lorraine Lurie

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Registered: 12/4/04
Re: Please remove my email address
Posted: Aug 21, 2013 6:15 PM
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you got spammed. Change your passwords.

Lorraine Lurie

-----Original Message-----
From: r!chard tchen <>
To: discretemath <>
Sent: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:18 pm
Subject: Re: Please remove my email address


Within hours of your posting this request, I went ahead and administratively
unsubscribed your address from our mailing list, as the note below confirms:

> Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:36:33 -0400
> From:
> Subject: UNSUBSCRIBE discretemath
> --
> has unsubscribed from discretemath.
> No action is required on your part.


Please accept our apologies for the unsolicited commercial mail.

I reached out individually to each of you who had written the discussion
administrators directly, by clicking the "Contact Us" link to the left of the
web archive; you have already received the outline that follows. But as the
timestamp above suggests ...

>From the get-go, the Math Forum manually deleted the junk messages as well as
the logins of the offending posters -- part of routine sweeps that we perform
several times every day. Unfortunately, as you experienced, the unsolicited web
postings only increased overnight into Sunday morning; and for reasons we may
never fathom, the spammers latched onto this discussion (first). So yesterday
morning, we converted the discretemath mailing list (and others) into fully
moderated discussions; and further began blocking requests from the networks
propagating the spam -- a measure we have since escalated to dynamic and
continuous IP filtering.

And yes, Mark, we also plan to update our CAPTCHA library to raise the bar for
new registrants!

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